BLB’s Gender Equality Plan
The document sets out BLB’s ambition and targets linked to its work to promote gender equality within the company, as well as important initiatives designed to achieve this ambition. The plan is based on BLB’s current situation and circumstances as research and consultancy company specialising in a variety of technological fields, Earth observations, data management, and communication.
BLB appreciate the EU’s initiative to strengthen gender equality and diversity in the field of research. In order to be an attractive partner, deliver the best results, and continue to address the major societal challenges, BLB requires diversity among its employees’ cooperation partners, and affiliates experience, attitudes and perspectives. BLB has for many years been working to encourage diversity and promote gender equality in the various activities and projects the company has been involved in. The EU’s initiative has given us inspiration, resulting in renewed efforts to achieve these aims. We are also working to address other key diversity issues in addition to gender, particularly as member of the GEO Equality, Diversity, Inclusion Working Group. This work is taking place in parallel with the follow-up of our obligation to initiate activity and report pursuant to the Norwegian Equal Opportunities and Anti-Discrimination Act (Likestillings- og diskrimineringsloven). These processes will be integrated as part of our further work. BLB has zero tolerance towards any type of bullying, gender-based violence and sexual harassment.